Learn How To Felt Your Knitted Project Using The Stovetop Technique
Kelley Hobart shares tips on how to felt your knit projects on the stovetop instead of using a washing machine. This is especially helpful if you have a front load washer since they often do not create enough agitation. In this example she is felting a knitting project called 'Gnome Home' by Tiny Owl Knits. These are cute felted point protectors for your double point needles or circular needles. Here's a brief tutorial: http://bit.ly/feltedgnome Here's the pattern: https://www.alpacadirect.com/products/gnome-home-by-tiny-owl-knits
Knitting in the round is often the preferred method for making everything from hats to sweaters, but with smaller circumferences things can get tricky! Here are several methods for knitting a hat in the round such as using a 16" circular needle, Magic Loop, double pointed needles, FlexiFlips, and two circular needles.
This week Kelley's giving some finishing tips for the Baubles Shawl by Andrea Mowry, including how to use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off in brioche! This lovely shawl uses techniques like lace, syncopated brioche, and bobbles.
Blocking a finished knit project is important to get even stitches. Knitting with acrylic yarn makes blocking hard, since it doesn't respond like wool. Here's how to steam block acrylic yarn without an expensive steamer.